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    What Underlies Russias Ongoing Support for Assad?   Intelligence Analysis Report   Although in recent weeks the end of the Assad regime has appeared increasingly imminent, Russia has continued to support the regime consistently and uncompromisingly. Together with … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Gain Traction With Heavy Weapons NPR Transcript A new report in the New York Times suggests that the arms upper hand the Syrian regime has had over rebel fighters is deteriorating quickly. Audie Cornish talks with Joseph Holliday, … Continue reading

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  Manaf Tlass—U.S.  Man in Syria? DAILY BEAST Who is Manaf Tlass and why do western and regional powers pin their hopes on him?Until a few weeks ago, although he had the rank of brigadier general in the Syrian army, … Continue reading

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  Al-Qaeda Revives in Syria Violence Intelligence Analysis Report Believed by many to have entered a period of decline, al-Qaeda has reemerged with a series of dramatic bombings in Iraq and probably Syria, putting the region on notice that it … Continue reading

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